Paul Peter Puzinas, Latvian artist, educator. Recipient medal for best painting of year and outstanding achievement in art, Los Angeles, 1950; first award Sixth International Madonna Art Festival, 1951; Grand National award American Artists Professional League, 1956; Emily Lowe award Allied Artists American, 1957; gold medal honor Hudson Valley Art Association, 1959; Andrew Carnegie award, 1964.
Came to the United States, 1947, naturalized, 1953. Professor arts Lithuanian State Art Academy, Kavnas, 1938-1940. Instructor Art League Long Island, 1956, Jackson Heights Art Club, New York City, since 1959.
Art director Lithuanian Days magazine, 1949-1957. Painting demonstrations television, art centers United States, 1950-1960. Established Paul Puzinas Art School, Little Neck, Long Island, New York, 1961.